Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rewiring Around Dysphasia


I wrote this article for a trade magazine for speech therapists (ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists).

The article's bottom line is that the same sort of neuroplastic rewiring needed to, say, open and close the hand, is also needed to help with swallowing.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

METANEUROPLASTIFICATION


Def: The rewiring of the brains of entire populations caused by a novel technology, event or change in circumstance.

Example: TV has led to a metaneuroplastification of the American people in many ways. This includes the rewiring of cortical regions that effects behaviors from eating habits to shortened attention spans.


There, I've coined it. If you use it you owe me a nickle.

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